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We've Changed who we are

Posted by Kay Mawson on March 18, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We've changed who we are!


We were School phobia, Refusal with Seperation Anxiety.  This has now changed to School Refusal Support Services. 

Furthermore, im no longer alone.  I have two amazing parents who have joined the team.  Beth & Rebecca, so check out the section headed "our team" and "our stories" to read about them....

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Dont stop me now ......

Posted by Kay Mawson on February 27, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Its not far from my Son's 17th Birthday so we've been thinking about him learning to drive.  However, having looked last night on the DVLA website, Tourettes Syndrome is something that you need to tell the DVLA about.  My son is so excited to learn to drive, but we dont know what barriers his condition may bring.  Its sad to think that he's working his way through his life now, everything is positive.  He's signed up for Sports College and I ...

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What has Education Become..... ?

Posted by Kay Mawson on September 24, 2015 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My son was back to school for two weeks when he had to endure two heavy talks about this year being GCSE Exam year.  They then had their dinner cards removed as punishment for any child averaging Grade B or below.  Dinner cards are used to leave the premises at lunch time so that they can have a good break outside the school and be treated as adults.  This is far from asking children to focus on their Grades.  This is a strive for the school to achieve A*s t...

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We've Moved..... e-petition has a new location

Posted by Kay Mawson on July 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you for everyones support with the epetition for School Refusal Children.  I just wanted to update you and let you know what since the last government dissolved and new one into power, the epetition has been moved.  Please visit and share by clicking the link/button below:

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Teen Experience

Posted by Kay Mawson on March 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As parents, we often wonder what is going on in our child's minds, how it feels, what they're experiencing and how can we help them.  I was honoured and touched to receive an email from Ellie who is a 14 year old suffering with School Refusal.  Much like other teens, she is struggling and much like other parents, so are hers.  Ellie has created a Blog and discusses her experience with us all.  This is an opportunity to have an insight for parents like myself...

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Battling Schools? How to help them understand Tourettes

Posted by Kay Mawson on March 23, 2015 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

If you're anything like me, then by now, you will have developed a career in 'Battling Schools'.  If you are like me, you will be continuously let down, angered and dumbfounded by the way professionals voice their opinions without any sound evidence to make claims.

I; as a parent, and much like yourselves, have had to learn it for myself.  I have had to research, read, buy books, talk to others to learn all about my sons issues.  I hav...

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Yes it is Tourettes Syndrome

Posted by Kay Mawson on November 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is official that my son has now been given a diagnosis of Tourettes Syndrome with motor tics. 

He's suffering but still gets on with things every day.


After this diagnosis, my mind has constantly been pecked at by an invisible woodpecker as things are starting to click into place.  I feel it is important...

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Is it Tourette's Again?

Posted by Kay Mawson on July 3, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Three to four weeks ago my son started with a nervous tic after weeks of being bullied. The child in question has a group of Allies that did things like, crush biscuits in my Son's school back, access his bag and empty his aresole, read his diary and kick it around the room, make him stand whilst they fired elastic bands in his face, talked over him when ever he wanted to speak and more.  My son was asked to document this information which he did. The bullying continued...

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Are you Struggling to Communicate with the School?

Posted by Kay Mawson on April 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

There seems to be a common theme between all the parents that have contacted me and those who communicate on the Facebook Group page.  That seems to be failure to recognise this condition as a Mental Health Illness and also, failure for schools to accept this and make adjustments to policies and follow the correct procedure.

Please note that this isnt the case in every school and that there have been some wonderful reports....

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New Article

Posted by Kay Mawson on March 22, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I was asked to be a Guest Author by Oxford Home Schooling who are listed under the LINKS section on this website.  The article is now live.  Click to view:


HELP I THINK MY CHILD HAS SCHOOL PHOBIA

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